[Thursday, January 16, 2014] Israeli soldiers kidnapped two young Palestinian men from the Taybeh town, east of the central west Bank city of Ramallah.Israeli police spokesperson for Arab Media, Luba Samri, said that officers of the “Border Guard” units broke into a home in the town and kidnapped two, allegedly after uncovering weapons.

Samri said the soldiers uncovered two “Carl Gustav” rifles, with magazines, and that the two residents, 25 and 31 years of age, said the rifles are only for decoration purposes.

The rifles were displayed in plain sight, and the police took the two to an interrogation facility of Ariel illegal settlement, the Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported.

In related news, soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday evening, two Palestinians in Beit Ummar town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The army also tried to kidnap the 9-year-old son of one of the kidnapped Palestinians, but the family managed to take the child away from the soldiers.

Also on Thursday, a number of Israeli settlers attacked several villagers and farmlands east of Hebron.

The settlers invaded Palestinian farmlands and orchards belonging to various families in the Al-Kassara area, in Hebron, assaulting several villagers while shouting, cursing and screaming at them.